Sedition case: Court denies SAR Gilani’s plea about phone

New Delhi, April 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): A Delhi court has denied a plea of Kashmiri scholar, Professor Syed Abdur Rehman Gilani for handing him back his mobile phone, seized by Indian police. The police had taken the mobile into custody when Professor SAR Gilani was arrested in connection with a sedition case registered against him in February, this year.

Metropolitan Magistrate, Harvinder Singh dismissed the application moved by Professor Gilani’s counsel, after police submitted that the mobile phone had been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory for examination. The court, however, directed the police to release Gilani’s car and other seized articles.

A court had granted bail to Professor SAR Gilani on March 19 in the case on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with one surety of the like amount. Delhi police had registered a case against Professor Gilani under sedition charges for organizing an event in New Delhi to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri martyr, Muhammad Afzal Guru, on February 9.

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